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Cops and Robbers (1973)

PG | | Crime, Comedy | 17 August 1973 (USA)
Two disillusioned New York City policemen plan a $10 million robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tom
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Joe
Charlene Dallas ...
Secretary
James Ferguson ...
Liquor Store Clerk
Frances Foster ...
Bleeding Lady
Gayle Gorman ...
Tom's Wife
Walt Gorney ...
Wino
George Harris II ...
Harry
Ellen Holly ...
Ms. Wells
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Randy
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Ambulance Attendant
Delphi Lawrence ...
Rich Lady
Lucy Martin ...
Joe's Wife
Arthur Pierce ...
Ambulance Attendant
Nino Ruggeri ...
Mr. Joe
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Storyline

Tom and Joe are disillusioned New York City cops who decide to pull off one big robbery and retire on the proceeds. Bearer bonds are what the local Mafia boss will buy, so that's what they go for. Central Park is the location for the switch. Can they come out of it with their lives and the money ? Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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They make $ 215.39 a week as Cops, and $10,000,000 in one day as Robbers. HOW DID THEY GET AWAY WITH IT?

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Crime | Comedy

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17 August 1973 (USA)  »

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Entimotatoi kleftes  »

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Last completed cinema film of Kent Smith. See more »

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Two different addresses are given for Aniello. During his booking; 2 Cove Point Rd. On his file card 2354 Cedar Lane. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mugshot: An Interview with Joe Bologna (2015) See more »

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It's a World of Cops and Robbers
Words by Jacques Wilson
Music by Michel Legrand
Sung by Candy Tate
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Two likable characters and a great supporting cast ..........
30 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is a simple one, two of New York's finest decide to get rich by robbing ten million in bearer bonds, and then fencing them through the mafia. I didn't laugh once during this supposed caper comedy. I did however enjoy the film, and especially liked the supporting cast. The late Dolph Sweet and J.P. Ryan are standouts. The photography is another plus, with long engaging shots of New York City. The robbery itself is well done, but the exchange of the goods with Ryan's men in Central Park stretches believability to the limit. The ending seems quite abrupt, and while happiness reigns, it is doubtful, they could get away with it so easily. - MERK


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